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Hands off Syria!
Stop Saudi/US War on Yemen!
Stop Bombing Yemen!
MAWO Continues Organizing
Against War & Occupation
By Noah Fine
On August 3rd, 2015 the
released an article in which it provided
information from a new poll taken in
Syria and Iraq. The
that in the past year alone 459 innocent
civilians have been killed by US air strikes.
This includes the deaths of 64 civilians,
31 of which were children from a US-led
coalition air strike on the village of Bir
Mahli, Syria on May 4th.
Meanwhile in Yemen, US-
backed Saudi airstrikes
continue to destroy the
ancient and beautiful cities
and landscapes of that
country as Saudi Arabia
threatens to send more troops
and bombs to continue its
campaign of killing Yemeni
As threats to human
life around the world
continue at the hands of
the imperialist war makers,
Vancouver antiwar coalition
Mobilization Against War
& Occupation (MAWO)
continues to educate, organize and mobilize
against war and for peace.
During the summer month of July, MAWO
organized two important actions to bring
people together against war. The first of the
activities took place on Tuesday July 7th,
where supporters of peace gathered together
in East Vancouver for a public forum titled,
“STOP BOMBING YEMEN! USA/
Saudi Arabia Hands Off Yemen!” After
watching a number of multimedia and
videos about the war on Yemen, participants
got to hear from speakers Janine Solanki,
MAWO’s chairperson as well as Azza
Rojbi, executive committee member of
MAWO and Tunisian social justice activist.
The presentations were followed by a lively
discussion on the importance of building an
antiwar movement against the US/Saudi
aggression on Yemen.
Later that month, on July 24th, MAWO
activists and supporters from all different
cultures and backgrounds joined in front
of the Vancouver Art Gallery in busy
downtown Vancouver for MAWO’s
monthly antiwar petition drive and rally.
Among the speakers at the rally was Iraqi
antiwar activist Mamdoh Ashir who spoke
about the US attempts to divide Iraq
and the criminal, ongoing US war on his
country. Throughout the afternoon activists
collected petition signatures against
the war and opened up countless
discussions and debates about war
and occupation with passers-by.
As the summer season comes to a
close and fall begins MAWO will be
on the streets, campuses and all over
the lower mainland. Mobilization
Against War & Occupation will
be campaigning against war and
occupation and invites people to join
in the fight against against war &
occupation and for a better world.
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